Kiln n.- an oven for baking clay and bricks, drying wood and grain, etc.
I am in formation with my peers
Baking in the hall.
It is small, and we the clay
Are next to drying wood, grains,
They are close together.
I stand to the side
Nearly touching the wall.
Baking heat making the hall shimmer with warm and sleepy glow
The cackling of stone and dried grass
I am still nearly touching the wall
And I can almost feel it painfully searing me.
But I think
Some of the clay has slopped onto the grain
And the final product
The harvest toiled over for two seasons
Will be ruined.